Monday, December 7, 2015

Democratic Party Conducts Outreach through Leader of Terrorist Group

Frontpage ^ | 12/7/15 | Joe Kaufman 

In a push to do outreach to the local Muslim community, the Florida Democratic Party has officially recognized the American Muslim Democratic Caucus (AMDC), a group based in South Florida with members around the state. While this might look innocuous on its face, AMDC is headed by a woman, Ghazala Salam, who is the leader of a terrorist organization and has deep ties to various radical Islamic institutions.
Salam is the Community and Government Relations Director for the Florida chapter of CAIR, a group that only one year ago was labeled a terrorist organization, alongside al-Qaeda and ISIS, by the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
CAIR or the Council on American-Islamic Relations was established in June 1994 as part of the American Palestine Committee, a terrorist umbrella group headed by then-global head of Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzook. In 2007 and 2008, CAIR was named by the United States Justice Department a co-conspirator for two federal trials dealing with the financing of millions of dollars to Hamas. Since its founding, a number of CAIR representatives have served jail time and/or have been deported from the US for terrorist-related crimes.
CAIR-Florida, Salam’s chapter, reflects the same extremism as the national organization. In July 2014, CAIR-Florida co-sponsored a pro-Hamas rally in Downtown Miami, where rally goers shouted, “We are Hamas” and “Let’s go Hamas.” Following the rally, the event organizer, Sofian Abdelaziz Zakkout, wrote, “Thank God, every day we conquer the American Jews like our conquests over the Jews of Israel!” In August 2014, CAIR-Florida Executive Director Hassan Shibly  wrote, “Israel and its supporters are enemies of G-d...
Apart from CAIR, Salam is also involved with Islamic Relief, which like CAIR has been labeled a terrorist organization by the UAE government. Salam, along with her CAIR-Florida colleagues, helps coordinate a nationwide annual event run by Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) called the ‘Day of Dignity.’ IRUSA is the American affiliate of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), Salam has been representing Islamic Relief for this event since at least October 2013.
Islamic Relief’s ties to terror are well known. The Russian government has accused Islamic Relief of supporting terrorism in Chechnya. Israel has banned the group, labeling it a Hamas front and arresting the organization’s Gaza Program Manager, Ayaz Ali, in 2006, for providing assistance to Hamas. Reports show that Islamic Relief has sent millions of dollars to and received tens of thousands of dollars from groups related to al-Qaeda.
The Chairman of IRUSA is Khaled Lamada. Lamada is also the co-chairman of the Islamic Circle of North America and Muslim American Society (ICNA-MAS) national convention. ICNA has been linked to terrorist financing and has used the web to promote a number of terrorist groups, including Hamas, al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and the Taliban. MAS, like CAIR and Islamic Relief, has been named to the UAE government’s list of terrorist organizations. Lamada has used social media to advocate for such groups as the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.
Ghazala Salam is the President of AMDC. The treasurer of the group is Safiah Maryam Khan, who is also the local Office Manager for CAIR. Last month, on November 15th, Khan posted a photo of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on her Facebook page, with the caption, ‘Hezbollah chief vows to continue fight against ISIL.’ Under it, Khan wrote, “We’re all in this together.
On November 27th, a report in the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel stated about Salam and her AMDC, “The 2016 elections will be the first her group has been an officially recognized caucus of the Florida Democratic Party.” The report then offered a photo pulled from the AMDC website of Salam, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Florida Democratic Party (FDP) Chairwoman Allison Tant Richard. The photo was taken at the June 2014 Florida Democratic Party Leadership Blue Gala.
Other photos from the gala contain South Florida imam Maulana Shafayat Mohamed, who, along with former President Bill Clinton, was a speaker at the gala. Shafayat Mohamed is the imam of the Darul Uloom mosque, located in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
Shafayat Mohamed has been thrown off a number of boards in Broward County for his actions against homosexuals. In February 2005, an article written by him was published on the Darul Uloom website, entitled ‘Tsunami: Wrath of God,’ claiming that gay sex caused the 2004 Indonesian tsunami. As well, a number of al-Qaeda terrorists have spent time at Darul Uloom. “Dirty Bomber” Jose Padilla was a student of Shafayat Mohamed’s at the mosque, and now-deceased al-Qaeda Global Operations Chief Adnan el-Shukrijumah was a prayer leader there.
Ghazala Salam has gotten close to Shafayat Mohamed. A video of Salam being interviewed by him for Al-Hikmat, the media arm of Darul Uloom, was published on the mosque’s website in June. As well, Salam has been honored in the last three bi-monthly newsletters of Al-Hikmat, and she was therecipient of an award at the 2015 annual Al-Hikmat award ceremony in May. Furthermore, the founding Vice President of Salam’s AMDC, Naima Khan-Ghany, hosts a weekly show for Al-Hikmat.
The Florida Democratic Party’s embrace of Salam and Shafayat Mohamed, individuals associated with terrorism and bigotry, is alarming and dangerous. It is evidence of high level infiltration into local government, and it must not be ignored.
If the Democratic Party wishes to retain a modicum of credibility, vis a vis its claims that it promotes peace and equality, it must remove AMDC from its ranks and distance itself from the likes of Salam and Shafayat Mohamed decisively and definitively. By not doing so, the party will have chosen to side with America’s enemies, at a time when the country is under threat of terrorist attack.
If you are concerned about this and wish to speak out, you can contact the Florida Democratic Party by calling 850-222-3411 or by emailingpress@fladems.com. Please be respectful in any and all communications with this organization.

CRUZ: If I am elected President, I will direct the Department of Defense to destroy ISIS

TedCruz.org ^ | 12/06/15 

HOUSTON, Texas — Presidential candidate Ted Cruz issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s remarks from the Oval Office tonight:
“On December 7, 1941, in response to Pearl Harbor, FDR did not give a partisan speech, rather he called on Americans to unite and ‘win through to absolute victory’.
“If I am elected President, I will direct the Department of Defense to destroy ISIS. And I will shut down the broken immigration system that is letting jihadists into our country.
“Nothing President Obama said tonight will assist in either case.”

Why do we allow the enemy to infiltrate into our country?

 by Jim Robinson

This question is directed to Obama and his admin, all dhimmicrats, GOPe RINOs like Rubio, McCain, McGrahamnesty, Kascich, Bush, and the usual cheap labor lobby traitors:

You say you want to keep us safe and that we have to sacrifice our rights for security, and that you can't tell which Muslims are radical vs which will remain peaceful (until they too are radicalized), but why then do we allow the bloodthirsty enemy to infiltrate into our country?

Would not the prudent thing be to place a moratorium on importing people from Muslim countries and immediately cease allowing refugees in? It's impossible to vet these people. And even you incompetent idiots in the government admit that a hefty percent of them will be killers.

How many innocent Americans must die? How many of our rights must we give up so that Obama can feel good about allowing his Muslim brothers into our country to screw up our nation?

Do you really think Americans are going to submit to Sharia law?

Submission Was the Motive - Turning the world into a graveyard!

The American Spectator ^ | December 6, 2015 | Esther Goldberg 

It's always the same question after a Muslim goes on a deadly rampage. What was the motive? And it's always the same answer. Islam. The word means "submission." It also means "peace" they tell you. Yes. You want peace? Submit to Islam.
Searching for a motive beyond that is like distinguishing between radical and moderate Islamists. It's a fool's game.....
Contrary to [John] Kerry, the November Paris attacks that targeted the Stade de France, the cafes, restaurants and a music venue-all locations frequented by young adults with a joie de vivre-were as rational, from an Islamic point of view,as the Charlie Hebdo attack. This would become immediately obvious to you if you were to drive the 3.5 miles from Tel Aviv to Jaffa one evening. You leave an area teaming with night life, twinkling lights, music, families enjoying dessert while their little ones play tag and scream for the sheer delight of it all, young adults celebrating the completion of their mandatory two-year stint in the army, flirting with each other,sharing a beer.
You arrive at an area that is as inviting as a graveyard. There are no women to be seen, only gangs of young men standing about and smoking. The cafes are joyless. Old men sitting silently beneath posters of Che Guevara. The dim light that escapes into the night outside doesn't begin to mitigate the darkness, for it is a darkness visible. It assaults your senses and your soul.
But Jaffa is Koran compliant,and Tel Aviv is not, just as the targets of the November Paris attacks were not. And that is reason and justification enough for the latter attacks. Paris must be made to submit to Koranic law. It must become like Jaffa............
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...

Murderous VA execs continue to evade consequences of crimes

Lubbock Avalance Journal ^ | December 5, 2015 | Michelle Malkin 

In life and leadership, accountability means consequences for bad behavior.
In Washington, accountability means yet another congressional meeting about another government scandal perpetrated by tax-subsidized corruptocrats who get away with murder.
Literally.
This week, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held the 999,999th oversight hearing (give or take a few) on the VA’s homicidal, no-fault culture. “In the wake of the biggest scandal in VA history, in which 110 VA medical facilities maintained secret lists to hide long waits for care,” the panel notes, “the department has successfully fired just three low-level employees for manipulating wait times. Not a single VA senior executive has been successfully fired for doing the same.”
Have you forgotten? President Obama, who proclaimed himself “madder than hell” when the scandal first broke, apparently can no longer be bothered to care as he gallivants around the planet fretting about climate change.

PC Response to Terror Is Reviving Democrats’ Weak 1980s Image

National Review ^ | December 6, 2015 | John Fund 

"....President Obama's speech tonight will be an attempt to lower the level of fear the country is feeling, and he will also aim to convince people that he has the issue in hand. But more and more Democrats are anxious that a tone-deaf White House is pushing the party back to the days of the late 1970s and 1980s, when Democratic candidates from Jimmy Carter to Walter Mondale to Michael Dukakis were viewed as insufficiently responsive to foreign-policy threats. The party paid a price for that, and Democrats worry that they now look out-of-touch and uncertain in foreign policy. To the extent that continues, the Democratic party could pay a steep price at the polls next year.

Latin Left Runs Out Of ‘Other People’s Money’

Investors Business Daily ^ | 12/04/2015 | Editorial 

...easy to get lost in the weeds of Brazil's, Venezuela's, or other Latin countries' internal political strife. But there's a broad, unmistakable trend out there: The region's socialist rule is collapsing as the cash runs out.
That's quite a change, given that in 2011, President Obama made Brazil the first stop on his first trip to Latin America, posing for glamorous pictures and hailing the country and its president, Dilma Rousseff, as the wave of the future.
He came with Export-Import bank credits and...
[snip]
Latin American governments these days are going down like dominoes.
In Argentina's election last month, pro-free-market politician Mauricio Macri unexpectedly took the presidency from the long-ruling socialist Peronists. He is the brightest star in this collection of fireworks.
Macri's given Latin America's battered democratic and free-market movements ” including even Cuba's ” courage to push forward by showing that even against the worst odds, it can be done.
Guatemala is another sizzling light. Its corrupt President...
[snip]
Even in Colombia...
[snip]
Don't think the remaining socialist governments aren't taking notice.
Nicaragua and Ecuador last week took steps to shut their borders to unchecked waves of Cuban migrants, betraying their socialist mentor Cuba because the migrants are potentially destabilizing.
Ecuador is being shaken by huge waves of protests now...
[snip]
Venezuela's socialist leaders have turned the economy there into a disaster area, a horror show of shortages, decay, crime, inflation and corruption...
[snip]
...the public finally gets what socialism is all about ” state control. Showing common sense, and before it's too late, they are kicking it out.
What Maggie Thatcher once said is true of Latin America today: "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."
It's an idea that can only spread.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...

What will it take for Obama to admit this is Islamic terrorism?

nypost.com ^ | Michael Goodwin 

Always half-hearted about the war on terror, the President's stubborn refusal to call the atrocity in Paris "Islamic terrorism" has put him out of step with events. In listless, vapid remarks, he called the death of 130 innocent victims a "setback," and salted the wound by insisting that climate change is a greater threat.
And now, with the slaughter in San Bernardino showing Islamic State tentacles reaching America, the president's continuing unwillingness to admit the truth puts him even further outside the mainstream of American society and law enforcement.
By closing his mind to facts, Obama is making himself a denier.
America is at war and the Commander in Chief isn't even trying to lead from behind anymore. He's gone AWOL at the worst possible time.
His consistent failure to acknowledge the roots of Islam in the jihadist death cult always was peculiar. He insisted that the religion not be defined by those who hijacked it, but with the barbarism of Islamic State and the growing number of lethal attacks, his intransigence is downright weird. What's the harm of admitting a truth the whole world sees?
Obama's attempts to obscure the connection to Islam in Wednesday's massacre is leaving a leadership vacuum and fanning America's fears.
Soon after the California shootings, but before the facts were known about casualties, the president saddled up his favorite hobby horse.
Admitting that "we don't know that much yet," he still knew the solution--gun control. "The one thing we do know is that we have a pattern of mass shootings that have no parallel anywhere in the world," he told CBS Wednesday afternoon.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com .

Critics: Even sky high Obamacare fines won't get people to sign up!

Washington Examiner ^ | 12/6/15 | Paige Winfield Cunningham 

The piece of Obamacare designed to make the entire law work is scheduled to reach full strength starting next year, when the penalty for remaining uninsured will increase for a third and final time.

But even when the fine reaches its steepest point, it's not clear how effective it will be in prodding roughly 30 million Americans lacking health coverage to actually buy plans.

"People are smart about this stuff," said Joel White, president of the Council for Affordable Health Coverage. "If I'm going to pay $300 a month in premiums and then a $10,000 deductible to avoid a $695 penalty, which choice am I going to make?"

The "individual mandate" to buy coverage has long been the most controversial part of President Obama's healthcare law, leading to the 2012 Supreme Court case in which the justices upheld the mandate on the basis that the rest of the law would fail without it.

Those who lack coverage in 2016 will face a fine of $695, or 2.5 percent of taxable income, whichever is greater, up from $95 or 1 percent of income two years ago. It's up to the IRS to collect the penalty when people file their tax returns.

Many experts agreed that the penalty was too small in the first two years to push people who didn't want or couldn't afford health insurance into buying it.

Advocates for the healthcare law hope the penalty now is large enough to serve as an effective tool to get people to sign up for Obamacare. That's likely to be the case for many of the lower-income people eligible for subsidies that would make their plans more affordable. But for the ineligible who must pay hundreds of dollars each month in premiums and still more toward their plan's deductible, it still may not be high enough.

"For these people, Obamacare is a really bad deal," White said. "They're not signing up."

As the monthly premiums for Obamacare plans have risen more this year than in previous enrollment seasons, the Obama administration has emphasized the availability of the subsidies for an estimated 70 percent of people buying coverage through the online marketplaces.

And even as the penalty increases next year, officials are talking somewhat less about that part of the equation. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell recently told reporters her agency will "make clear" about the penalty, but it also plans to focus mainly on the tax credits.

"We're going to put a deep focus on the affordability," Burwell said. "But we need to make clear about [the penalty] and we are going to continue to make sure people know 2.5 percent or $695. That is a difference, I think, in terms of people's minds and how they view those numbers."

Even if the administration does broadcast the penalty, Congress' official scorekeeper has projected that the majority of the uninsured can get exemptions. Of an estimated 30 million uninsured people in 2016, just 7 million will be subject to the penalty, according to a 2014 projection by the Congressional Budget Office.

Many low-income people living in states that haven't expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act are exempt from the fine since federally assisted coverage isn't available to them. And if the cheapest plan costs someone more than 8 percent of taxable income, that person is off the hook.
When New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was demoted to CNBC's undercard debate, it looked like a death blow to his faltering 2016 presidential campaign. Now it appears he has not only graduated from the kiddie table, but penetrated New Hampshire's top tier.
A December survey by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling found Christie in the double digits and in the top four candidates among Republicans in New Hampshire. More importantly, from the perspective of his room to grow, there was a dramatic turnaround in his favorability ratings. Once among the least popular contenders with the GOP electorate, the poll showed him with a 39-point net favorable rating.
Other people will qualify for a hardship exemption if, for example, they experience a life-changing event such as bankruptcy or domestic violence.

Republicans don't like the individual mandate, since they say it forces people to buy a product they might not want or might not be able to afford. To them, all the exemptions prove that the Obama administration is trying to lighten the most unpopular part of the healthcare law.

"Obamacare was a historic mistake and its unpopularity will only increase as penalties go up — including the individual mandate penalty, which forces Americans to buy insurance they may not want or need at a time when Obamacare has outlawed so many plans that fit families' budgets," said Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.
But Linda Blumberg, a health policy fellow at the Urban Institute, argues that the penalty was intended to do more than just incentivize people to buy health coverage. It was also meant to keep already insured people, who tend to be healthier than those without coverage, from dropping their healthcare plans as premiums rose.

"What the penalty did in part was not only bring in people who hadn't been insured before, but it was also helping to hold people who already had coverage in place because a lot of those folks were healthy, and having them exit was not going to be good in the long run," she said.

Still, Blumberg and other experts admit the penalty might not hold much sway over a certain pool of people. Americans earning above 400 percent of the federal poverty level, about $47,000 for a single person and $97,000 for a family of four, will have to pay the full cost of plans they buy on the Obamacare marketplaces.

A family buying even the cheapest bronze plan can face monthly premiums of $500 and $600. Add to that deductibles of around $12,000, which must be met before benefits kick in, and some people may prefer paying a $695 fine.

Jon Gabel, a healthcare economist at the University of Chicago, said while he doesn't believe it's rational for those people to forgo insurance, since it can save them from bankruptcy, he understands why they might view the penalty as a better option.

"If they think they are healthy and won't use insurance ... I think in that group it's going to be less effective," he said.

Race-hustling Obama fails to channel FDR, Churchill

Washington Times ^ | 12/6/15 | Charles Hurt 

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked …”
Oh, wait! Wrong speech. Wrong address. Wrong guy. OK, here it is. From the Oval Office.
“On Wednesday, 14 Americans were killed as they came together to celebrate the holidays. They were taken from family and friends who loved them deeply. They were white and black; Latino and Asian; immigrants and American-born.”
Seriously? The worst terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11 and President Obama is still wearing his race-hustler glasses? This is just another opportunity to divvy up his people by the color of their skin?
What an embarrassment.
No, Mr. President. These were not whites, blacks, Latinos or Asians. That is not why they were killed and has no business being discussed in the present crisis.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...

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